First off, I would like to thank all of your for visiting our website. I am sure some of you have found out or noticed that after 60 years, Bob Ward has decided to close our flagship store located at 777 Annette Street in Toronto. The store was founded by his father and it was a tough choice for the Ward family to make, shutting the doors of a location that had been in operation for 60 years. Parking had become a problem throughout the years, making the location a bit of an issue to get to and Home Run Sports from Winnipeg was interested in starting an operation in the GTA, so Bob made the tough call to move along all of the baseball inventory and Ward and Patch existing baseball accounts to Home Run Sports. Home Run Sports has opened a location on Dundas Street in Mississauga, just west of the 427 and are handling most of the existing Ward and Patch accounts.
So, what does this mean for Ward and Patch Sports? Well, if anything, growth! Ward and Patch is still very much in operation, with both our Richmond Hill location at 13270 Yonge Street and our Midland location at 869 Queen Street up and running in full force! The Richmond Hill location that specializes in goalie gear under the sub division of The Goalie Crease, will continue to sell a full variety of baseball gear and are also expanding our business model, our latest venture will be in Lacrosse, with eyes on expanding into more sporting good markets of the next few years. The plan at this time is to move into a bigger location within the next few years and take advantage of the young sports minds from within the business. We still offer a full range of uniform business for all sports as well and will be further expanding on this avenue as well going forward.
Midland will also continue on as always, Fred and the guys at that location are still doing what they do best, offering a full service sports store in cottage country, it is a great operation that is second to none! Plans on expanding on that business as well are in the works going forward.
You will notice a bunch of changes on this site in the next few months. Online Lacrosse sales will begin very soon as will our uniform section. In the meantime, we ask that anyone that has any questions with regards to our current inventory or uniform quotes to feel free to contact us toll free at 1-888-449-1274 or locally at 905-773-9273 in Richmond Hill or locally at 705-526-0533 in Midland and we will be happy to assist your every need!
We want to thank all of our customers over the past 60 years at 777 Annette Street for making Ward and Patch what it is today! Thanks to everyone that ever walked in the doors at the old spot on Annette, it was truly a slice for all employees, past and present to have met and dealt with each and everyone of you over the years! Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and after 60 years in the same spot, a tough call had to be made to step back and re-group and move forward. It has certainly been our pleasure serving your needs!
Please keep an eye on this site over the next little while and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we continue forward!